BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Two weeks ago, Nollywood actress, Alex Okoroji revealed that her ex-husband Omar Captan has no relationship with her and their child, Ray.
Another Nollywood actress, Uche Ogbodo has also declared to Saturday Beats that she and her daughter, Chinagorom, don’t have any relationship with her ex-husband, Ato Ubby.
The 30-year-old actress talked to SB about being scared of going into a new relationship, the state of things between her and Ato and her challenges as a single mum.
About her relationship with her ex-husband, she said:
“I don’t have any relationship with the father of my child; we don’t talk. One would think that because we have a child we would be cool with each other but in reality, the case is otherwise. I have not seen any effort from him to reach out to me or our child. Ironically, my baby’s first word was daddy. Maybe she misses having a father figure in her life but I know she will adapt, I am strong and my baby is a strong girl.”
“There really isn’t any challenge in motherhood; the main challenge is in being a single mother. As a single mother, you are doing the job of two people on your own ranging from the financial aspect to raising a child. The challenges would be that sometimes I am not able to do some things that I would if I were not with a child as a single girl; now I have to consider my child first. Sometimes there are some extravagances that I am supposed to indulge in but I cannot. It is just like when I had my baby, because I had to pay for my trip to the US and also foot my medical bill, I could not get the latest car that I wanted to drive then. It is one of the challenges that I faced, if I had someone to support me, like a partner, the financial burden would have been less. There is no challenge in nurturing my baby because she gives me so much joy. She sees me through the day and when I think about all the things we do together, it keeps me going. It makes me want to struggle the more because I want to give her the best in life,” she said about her challenges as a single mum.”